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Some parts of France skipped Autumn:
6000 sheep stranded in mountains after snow

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Paris -- At least 6,000 sheep and six shepherds have been stranded in the French Alps since Saturday after a surprise snowfall.

France is experiencing exceptionally cold temperatures. Nearly 20 inches of snow has fallen in the Savoie region. A local official said the last time the region saw this amount of snow in September was 1974.

A rescue operation began on Sunday to save the sheep as well as a hundred cows stuck in the snow at an altitude of 6,200 feet. Local authorities transported six tons of hay to the stranded sheep, which had not eaten in 36 hours.

Thanks to the operation, some 1,000 animals were evacuated. Warmer weather on Tuesday allowed the sheep to eat the grass in places where the snow melted. More snowfall, however, is expected on Thursday.
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There have also been three wolf attacks on three different stranded herds since the stranding.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/60 ... d=73310628
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Macron outlines new law to prevent Islamic 'separatism' in France

Local officials will get extra powers to fight radicalism and social problems will be tackled

Emmanuel Macron has announced a law against religious “separatism” aimed at freeing Islam in France from “foreign influences”.

In a long-awaited declaration, the French president outlined new measures to “defend the republic and its values and ensure it respects its promises of equality and emancipation”.

The measures to combat “radical Islamism” and terrorism suggested a carrot-and-stick approach: local officials will be given extra legal powers to combat extremism while money will be invested in education – particularly of Islamic culture and civilisation – and to deal with other social problems including housing and poverty.

“Our challenge is to fight against those who go off the rails in the name of religion … while protecting those who believe in Islam and are full citizens of the republic,” Macron said.

His speech on Friday was a broad outline of the measures to come, which he said would be drawn up in the next two weeks for a law to be presented in December.

The measures include placing mosques under greater control and requiring that imams are trained and certified in France. The aim would be to “liberate French Islam from foreign influences”, he said, particularly funding. Islamic organisations that receive funding from the French state will have to sign a “secular charter”.

Associations found to be pushing ideas contrary to republican ideals could be ordered to disband, and €10m (just over £9m) of public funds would be used to finance higher education studies and research into Islamic culture and civilisation.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... ism-france


In other news the uncompleted mosque in Angers has been given to Morocco to be completed, local Muslims being cash-strapped. Not all are happy: 1) they aren't all Moroccans; 2) they already put 2M+ euros into it; 3) there were some dubious financial operations around it.
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Dozens stage attack on police station in Paris suburb

PARIS (Reuters) - About 40 unidentified people armed with metal bars and using fireworks as projectiles tried to storm a police station in the Paris suburbs on Saturday night, officials said.

“Violent attack last night on the police station of Champigny with mortar shots and various projectiles. No police officer was injured,” the Paris police headquarters said on Twitter on Sunday.

The police posted a video showing a barrage of fireworks going off in the direction of the police station in Champigny-sur-Marne, about 15 km (nine miles) southeast of central Paris. The assailants tried to force entry into the station, but failed to do so.

Nobody was arrested, but images showed smashed windows at the station and damaged cars.

The motive for the attack, the third on this police station in two years, was not immediately clear. The station is located in a housing estate area known for drug trafficking and deemed by authorities as a high priority district for order to be restored.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fran ... SKBN26W0AU (video)
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French kindergarten teachers are hardcore:

A schoolteacher whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child.

https://canoe.com/news/weird/frenchman- ... aching-job

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fuck. who would let this person babysit their kid?
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Coronavirus: France to impose night-time curfew to battle second wave

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a night-time curfew in Paris and eight other cities to try to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus.

The measure - from 21:00 to 06:00 - will come into effect from Saturday and last for at least four weeks, Mr Macron said in a televised interview.

A public health emergency has also been declared.

Meanwhile Germany announced that bars and restaurants in higher-risk areas must close early.

Chancellor Angela Merkel announced tightened restrictions on Wednesday as the country recorded more than 5,000 new infections for the first time since April.

In areas where infections exceed 50 per 1,000 inhabitants, bars and restaurants must close their doors by 23:00. Private gatherings will be limited to 10 people from two households.

Across Europe, governments are introducing new restrictions to battle a second wave of infections.

A partial lockdown has come into force in the Netherlands and cafes and restaurants are closing.

Earlier, Spain's north-eastern region of Catalonia said bars and restaurants would close for 15 days from Thursday.

The Czech Republic has shut schools and bars. It has the highest rate of infection in Europe over the past two weeks, at 581.3 cases per 100,000 people.

The Irish government announced a ban on household visits from Thursday night, but childcare and visits on compassionate grounds will still be allowed.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54535358
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Coronavirus: French police raid ministers' homes in pandemic inquiry

French police have raided the homes of senior government and health officials as part of an investigation into their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health Minister Olivier Véran and the director of the national health agency, Jérôme Salomon, are among those whose properties were searched on Thursday.

The raids came after a court launched an inquiry earlier this year into the government's handling of the pandemic.

It has faced criticism over shortages of equipment and slow response times.

Prime Minister Jean Castex is also under investigation, French media report, as is his predecessor Edouard Philippe and Mr Véran's predecessor Agnès Buzyn.

The prime minister and Mr Véran have been at the forefront of France's new policy of imposing night-time curfews in nine cities, including Paris, from Saturday, which will be enforced by 12,000 police.

"This means at 21:00 everyone must be at home and, without exception, every place, business or public service open to the public will be shut," Mr Castex said on Thursday.

In July, the court launched the inquiry into the government's handling of the pandemic after members of the public, including doctors and relatives of victims, alleged that it had been criminally negligent in its response to Covid-19.

The special court hears cases of alleged wrongdoing by ministers and other government officials in the course of their duties.

But for the claims to be substantiated, there would have to be evidence that officials knowingly failed to take obvious steps that would have saved lives.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54535358
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Teacher decapitated in France after showing class caricatures of Muhammad

Yup. Exactly what it sounds like. He was teaching a class about freedom of speech.

The suspect was later killed by police.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:18 am Teacher decapitated in France after showing class caricatures of Muhammad

Yup. Exactly what it sounds like. He was teaching a class about freedom of speech.

The suspect was later killed by police.

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Apparently the teacher warned his class that the lesson could be offensive to Muslims, and any Muslim pupils were free to leave before the class started. Most of the Muslim pupils did leave but one Muslim girl remained.

Not good enough for the Muslim fundamentalists, so the teacher received threats of legal action, death threats, and was then beheaded.
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The French kinda need to make showing these cartoons compulsory , otherwise how many other teachers will continue, especially in highly Muslim areas?
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New York paper reported this as “police shoot man In Paris”
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An armed suspect was murdered by French Police today
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Covid provides a good cover against SJWs
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A tribute to Samuel Paty, the beheaded teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine last Friday, will be paid in Occitania this Wednesday. Carole Delga, the president of the Region, has decided to project on the facades of the two Regional Hotels, in Toulouse and Montpellier, the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo between 5 pm and 9 pm. "A strong act which joins the decision of Regions of France to publish, with the National Education, a work gathering the religious and political cartoons of the regional and national press", explains the President of the Region through a press release.

This screening takes place on the day when the national tribute to Samuel Paty is scheduled at the Sorbonne in Paris. "Beyond this symbolic action, it is my desire to express a message to our fellow citizens: in our Republic, there can be no arrangement with secularism, freedom of expression and freedom of conscience which are at the heart of our republican model. There must be no weakness in the face of the enemies of democracy, in the face of those who deviate from religion to transform it into a weapon of war, in the face of those who spawn, by calculation or renunciation, with those who have the political objective of destroying the Republic," Carole Delga added.

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Good. Should be on every government building, in all free countries. If it’s just a few places, they will need the armed guards (shown in the pictures)
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France deports Bosnians who shaved daughter's hair over love affair

The ministry said five members of the girl’s family in the eastern city of Besancon had been deported to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday morning.

“This expulsion from the national territory is the consequence of unacceptable behaviour on the part of the family in August, notably beatings and the shaving of an adolescent girl who was in love with a young Serbian man of another religion,” the ministry said.

It added that the girl, a minor, will be taken care of by social services and will obtain the right of residence in France when she reaches majority.

French media reported in August that a 17-year old Bosnian Muslim woman in Besancon had been beaten by her family and her hair had been forcefully shaved off because she wanted to marry a 20-year old Serbian Christian.

Bosnian and Serb forces fought a war in the 1990s that resulted in thousands of civilian deaths.
https://es.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2790JS

Lacks context, and there's not that much on the Internet.
The parents were arrested on October 23, after a court in Besancon convicted them of violence against a minor.

They were also barred from entering France for five years. An aunt and an uncle of the victim were also sentenced to prison terms.
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The family had arrived from Bosnia-Herzegovina two years ago.
https://www.rferl.org/a/france-deports- ... 10703.html

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Is France signaling that things are going to change? Hmmm… :notsure:
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It's Armenians not Americans. Which honestly makes it a lot worse.

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Nice church attacker identified as 21-year-old Tunisian man

Brahim Aouissaoui, who killed three people, reportedly arrived in France in early October

The man who killed three people in a knife attack in a church in Nice on France’s Côte D’Azur on Thursday has been named as Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant.

Aouissaoui arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa in late September, when authorities placed him in coronavirus quarantine before releasing him with an order to leave Italian territory. He arrived in France in early October, sources close to the investigation told the AFP news agency.

French authorities say Aouissaoui had no identity papers on him when police shot and wounded him after the attack, but was carrying a document giving his name from the Italian Red Cross. He had not made any demand for political asylum in France.

Prosecutors in Sicily have confirmed to the Guardian that Aouissaoui arrived in Lampedusa on 20 September, then spent 14 days on a quarantine boat before being transferred to Bari on the mainland on 9 October.

The high number of arrivals from Tunisia means repatriation procedures from Italy are often delayed. Instead, Tunisians are frequently given an “exit slip”, requiring them to leave Italy within seven days. Aouissaoui had received such an order but, like many, travelled illegally to France.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... nisian-man
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Makes me really glad to be an American

How fucked up will it get before heads start to roll?











Oh wait ....







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shuize wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:50 am [Montpellier shooting]
I sometimes read the blog of a dude who live in Marseilles, says it's not uncommon to hear gunfire at night while he gets some fresh air. :mrgreen:
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Good luck with that. :|

Latest news he wants to send envoys to various Muslim countries to explain his position.
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Witness wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:23 am

Good luck with that. :|

Latest news he wants to send envoys to various Muslim countries to explain his position.
They don’t have email?
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France bans Turkish ultra-nationalists: Who are the ‘Grey Wolves’?

Group active in European countries with significant Turkish population, such as Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and France

ANKARA: In a move that is likely to increase tension between Ankara and Paris, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on Monday that France will ban the Turkish ultra-nationalist group the Grey Wolves.
The group is linked to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), a political ally of the ruling government in Turkey.

During the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, where France and Turkey backed opposing sides, the group became notorious for organizing “Hunt for Armenians” marches in France and for vandalizing the Armenian Genocide memorial outside Lyon with their own slogans and references to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

During the march, the group members threatened Armenians with slogans such as “We are going to kill them.” Four people were injured in Lyon last Wednesday during clashes between Turkish nationalists and Armenians who were protesting against Azerbaijan’s military moves.

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The Grey Wolves was established in the 1960s in Turkey by MHP as a militant wing and was responsible for triggering chaos in the streets in 1970s and 1980s when its members fought leftists and were responsible for many assassinations.

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Samim Akgonul, a political scientist at Strasbourg University in France, said the Grey Wolves are not the most visible Turkish organization in France but they have been active from time to time, especially during crises related to the Armenian issue, such as the French memorial laws recognizing the Armenian genocide.

“Historically the supporters of the Turkish far right MHP party are organized autonomously in Europe, separate from Turkey’s official bodies such as the Turkish Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), the European division of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs,” he told Arab News.
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1758216/world
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Lyon shooting: Suspect admits attacking priest 'over affair'

A suspect has admitted to the shooting of a Greek Orthodox priest in the French city of Lyon last week over a personal dispute, prosecutors have said.

The 40-year-old suspect told prosecutors the priest was having an affair with his wife.

The priest, Nikolaos Kakavelakis, 52, was shot twice with a sawn-off shotgun outside his church on 31 October.

He spoke to police after coming out of a coma on Wednesday.

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The suspect, who is said to be of Georgian nationality, was arrested at his home in Lyon on Friday, French newspaper Le Parisien reported.

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The suspect told prosecutors he had not intended to kill the priest, who was romantically involved with his wife, a 35-year-old Russian, the newspaper said.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54854982

Ah ! L'amour, toujours l'amour… :mrgreen:
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1720 travel permit during a plague.

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Nihil novi sub sole. :mrgreen:
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Journalists, human rights groups protest new French security bill banning images of police

French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities against the potential loss of a check against abuses of power.

France's security forces have long faced accusations of using brutal tactics when dealing with protesters, but also when confronting or arresting individuals, in particular from black or Arab minorities.

And now, Macron’s centrist government has proposed a new "comprehensive security" law that would institute reforms such as giving more autonomy to local police -- and potentially arming more of them -- and expanding the use of surveillance drones in high-crime areas.

Under the law, which would apply to civilians and journalists alike, it would be a crime to show images of an officer's face unless it has been blurred. Publication on social media or elsewhere with the intent of undermining an officer's "physical or psychological integrity" could be punished by a year in prison or fines of up to 45,000 euros ($53,000).

Journalists and rights groups oppose the measure and took to the streets as lawmakers began their debate, joined by Yellow Vest protesters and victims of police violence. Demonstrations took place in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille and in other French cities.

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France's human rights auditor has also warned of "considerable risks" from the new law.

"The publication of images regarding police interventions are legitimate and necessary for a democracy to function," said the auditor.
https://www.france24.com/en/france/2020 ... -of-police
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Witness wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:19 am
shuize wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:50 am [Montpellier shooting]
I sometimes read the blog of a dude who live in Marseilles, says it's not uncommon to hear gunfire at night while he gets some fresh air. :mrgreen:
Here too.
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↑ You sure about that? :notsure:
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France's Macron issues 'republican values' ultimatum to Muslim leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Muslim leaders to accept a "charter of republican values" as part of a broad clampdown on radical Islam.

On Wednesday he gave the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) a 15-day ultimatum to accept the charter.

The CFCM has agreed to create a National Council of Imams, which will reportedly issue imams with official accreditation which could be withdrawn.

It follows three suspected Islamist attacks in little more than a month.

The charter will state that Islam is a religion and not a political movement, while also prohibiting "foreign interference" in Muslim groups.

Mr Macron has strongly defended French secularism in the wake of the attacks, which included the beheading of a teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad during a class discussion last month.

Late on Wednesday, the president and his interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, met eight CFCM leaders at the Élysée palace.

"Two principles will be inscribed in black and white [in the charter]: the rejection of political Islam and any foreign interference," one source told the Le Parisien newspaper after the meeting.

The formation of the National Council of Imams was also agreed upon.

President Macron has also announced new measures to tackle what he called "Islamist separatism" in France.

The measures include a wide-ranging bill that seeks to prevent radicalisation. It was unveiled on Wednesday, and includes measures such as:
  • Restrictions on home-schooling and harsher punishments for those who intimidate public officials on religious grounds
  • Giving children an identification number under the law that would be used to ensure they are attending school. Parents who break the law could face up to six months in jail as well as large fines
  • A ban on sharing the personal information of a person in a way that allows them to be located by people who want to harm them
"We must save our children from the clutches of the Islamists," Mr Darmanin told the Le Figaro newspaper on Wednesday. The draft law will be discussed by the French cabinet on 9 December.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55001167
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Nicolas Sarkozy in dock as ‘historic trial’ over corruption finally begins

The former French president is accused of receiving illicit funds and influence peddling

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, will make history on Monday when he appears in court accused of corruption and influence peddling.

The case is the first of several investigations against the rightwing politician who led France between 2007 and 2012 to come before judges after years of attempts to have the charges dropped or nullified.

In a case known as the “bugging affair”, the prosecution alleges Sarkozy and his lawyer, Thierry Herzog, attempted to bribe a senior magistrate, Gilbert Azibert, to hand over secret information from a separate investigation against the former French leader. In return, Sarkozy is accused of offering to help secure Azibert a cushy job on the Côte d’Azur.

Sarkozy has been targeted in an array of legal investigations – from allegations of receiving illicit campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to receiving alleged kickbacks from arms sales to Pakistan.

French detectives began monitoring Sarkozy’s communications in September 2013 as part of an investigation into claims he had a received an undeclared and illegal €50m donation from Gaddafi to fund his successful 2007 presidential campaign.

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Fabrice Arfi, a senior editor at the news website Mediapart, who has carried out several in-depth investigations into allegations of political corruption, told the Observer Sarkozy’s attempts to divert attention from himself and point the finger at the legal and political system were “pure populism”.

“This is an historic trial for justice in France as it is the first time a president will appear in court accused of corruption. It is absolutely crucial and probably the biggest test France’s anti-corruption judges have faced,” Arfi said.

“Sarkozy is on trial but, instead of responding to the accusations, what he has tried to do is point the finger at France’s justice system and put it on trial. Here we have a former president behaving like Berlusconi and Trump.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... lly-begins

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Samuel Paty: Four students charged over teacher's beheading

Three of the suspects, who are between 13 and 14 years old, face charges of "complicity in a terrorist murder."

Four students have been charged over the killing of a Paris teacher last month, French media reported on Thursday.

In October, an Islamist terrorist murdered Samuel Paty and removed his head after the teacher showed his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad taken from the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine.

Three of the suspects were reportedly accused of "complicity in a terrorist murder" by allegedly pointing Paty out to the killer. The three students are aged between 13 and 14 years old, French news agency AFP reported.

The fourth suspect is the daughter of the man who led an online campaign against the teacher, AFP reported. She has reportedly been charged with "slanderous denunciation" of Paty for relating her story of the civics lesson despite not attending the class.

The new suspects come in addition to the two other pupils who were charged earlier this month. Those two schoolchildren, aged 14 and 15, were indicted for "complicity in terrorist assassination" and placed under judicial supervision.

Justice authorities are now investigating 14 suspects in connection the crime, which is being treated as an act of Islamist extremism.

French President Emmanuel Macron has intensified a crackdown on Islamist activity in France since the incident, attracting criticism from the Muslim world.
https://www.dw.com/en/samuel-paty-four- ... u-2092-rdf
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Video Emerges Of Brutal Beating Of Black Man

Four French police officers have been suspended and are in custody after a video that shows them brutally beating a Black man was posted online Thursday.

The incident has provoked an outcry across France and comes as President Emmanuel Macron's government is trying to push through controversial legislation that would restrict the filming of police. Civic and journalist freedom groups oppose the bill, calling it a shield for brutality.

Michel Zecler, a 41-year-old music producer, was not wearing a face mask — required under current COVID-19 measures — when police officers saw him walking in Paris last Saturday. As he tried to enter his music studio, the police officers pushed him through the doorway and pummeled him repeatedly with their fists and a billy club.

The beating stopped when others in the building came to Zecler's aid, though police later threw a tear-gas canister through the window to force him to leave his studio and arrested Zecler and others.

The police were unaware they were being filmed by a surveillance camera.

The video was posted on social media by Loopsider, a French digital news outlet, and has been viewed more than 8 million times.

"I thought it was my last day," Zecler, wearing an arm sling, told Loopsider in an interview.

Zecler spent 48 hours in jail after officers accused him of violence, resisting arrest and trying to take their weapons.

The video shows Zecler is clearly overwhelmed, and Zecler's lawyer has told French media that a formal complaint has been filed against the police officers, who are also accused of fabricating evidence.

Just days earlier, scenes of police brutally clearing migrants from an encampment in Paris sparked similar outrage.
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/27/93949935 ... 6531230622

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French Gov't Walks Back Proposal To Make Publishing Images Of Police Officers Illegal After Massive Protests Erupt Across The Nation

For reasons only known to legislators who apparently had their ears bent to the point of detachment by law enforcement, the French government -- at least briefly -- believed the nation would be better secured if citizens weren't allowed to film police officers and publish those recordings online.

A bill passed through the general assembly that would have made this act a crime.
One of its most controversial elements was Article 24, which sought to criminalise the publication of images of on-duty police officers with the intent of harming their “physical or psychological integrity”.

Under the article, offenders faced sentences of up to a year in jail and fines of 45,000 euros ($53,760) for sharing images of police officers.
This sounds like an effort to prevent doxxing but, given the breadth of the language in the proposed law, it could be read to forbid recording any officer who felt they might be harmed by their actions being documented. And it could be argued (with varying degrees of success) that any publication of images/recording depicting officers in any way they didn't explicitly approve of is "harmful."

And the proposal couldn't have come at a worse time. French law enforcement is facing additional scrutiny after a recording of officers beating a black man surfaced online.
Paris's top prosecutor has called for four police officers under investigation over the beating of a black music producer to face charges and for three of them to remain in detention as the probe continues.

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The three officers suspected of carrying out the beating should remain in custody, he said, while a fourth, who arrived on the scene later and set off a tear gas canister, should be freed under conditions.
With this flame still burning, French legislators tossed this accelerant on the fire. No more documenting police activity because natsec. The citizens responded to this attempted shielding of bad cops as the French often do: with massive protests and a bit of violence.
Tens of thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict the filming of police officers protested across France on Saturday, and officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations repeatedly fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters who set fire to France’s central bank and threw paving stones.
Faced with consecutive protests (the one over the beating that rolled into the one over the proposed law), French legislators are backtracking.
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There were cities and states here that did the same not more than a few years ago. they may still exist on paper.
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WTF is going on there?
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ed wrote: Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:50 pm
WTF is going on there?
Is that really French law enforcement retreating, or had they called in the army?
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Witness wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:05 am ↑ You sure about that? :notsure:
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